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The 21st century is commonly referred to as the 'Pacific Century.' For such a prediction to materialize, the economies of the Asia-Pacific must lead the globe. What challenges will the region face? What nations stand to benefit most? The Diplomat's economics and business blog, Pacific Money, will try to tackle these questions and more.

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What Does a Rising Baht Mean for Thailand's Economy?
August 30, 2019

What Does a Rising Baht Mean for Thailand's Economy?

By Phornchanok Cumperayot
A closer look at the economic implications of recent currency appreciation for the country.
How Indonesia Avoided Brazil’s Economic Fate
August 23, 2019

How Indonesia Avoided Brazil’s Economic Fate

By James Guild
Two large, developing countries, opposite economic trajectories.

Trade Dependence and Politicization: Lessons From the Japan-Korea Conflict
August 19, 2019

Trade Dependence and Politicization: Lessons From the Japan-Korea Conflict

By Jongsoo Lee
The trade spat has driven home the danger of overreliance on Japanese imports -- and not only for South Korea.

South Asian Countries Overlook Regional Economic Integration at Their Own Risk
August 16, 2019

South Asian Countries Overlook Regional Economic Integration at Their Own Risk

By Mayaz Alam
Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka find themselves on the outside of regional economic initiatives looking in.

Asia Slowdown: Are the Good Times Gone for Good?
August 15, 2019

Asia Slowdown: Are the Good Times Gone for Good?

By Anthony Fensom
Emerging Asia has seen remarkably stable growth since the global financial crisis. Is that trend now coming to an end?
US-China Spat Tips Kenya’s Index to a Decade Low
August 09, 2019

US-China Spat Tips Kenya’s Index to a Decade Low

By Tyler Roney
The U.S.-China trade spat puts more pressure on the China-Kenya economic relationship, already beset by BRI concerns.

India’s Shaky Shadow Banks Give Modi a Financial Headache
August 08, 2019

India’s Shaky Shadow Banks Give Modi a Financial Headache

By Yigal Chazan
Non-banking financial companies have been hit by a liquidity crunch that threatens to starve many businesses of credit.
The IMF Repeats Old Mistakes in Its New Loan Program for Pakistan
August 03, 2019

The IMF Repeats Old Mistakes in Its New Loan Program for Pakistan

By Shezad Lakhani
This wasn’t Pakistan’s first IMF bailout, and it won’t be its last – unless the IMF changes its approach.

The Four Asian Tigers Are Not Immune to US-China Trade War
August 02, 2019

The Four Asian Tigers Are Not Immune to US-China Trade War

By Chen Gong and Song Junjie
The negative impact of the U.S.-China trade war has spilled over to Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan.

US Says Latest Trade Talks With China Were ‘Constructive’
August 01, 2019

US Says Latest Trade Talks With China Were ‘Constructive’

By Dake Kang and Joe McDonald
The next round of discussions is expected to be held in Washington, DC in September.

Japan-Korea ‘Trade War’ Starts to Bite
July 29, 2019

Japan-Korea ‘Trade War’ Starts to Bite

By Thisanka Siripala
Escalating Japan-South Korea tensions, including a boycott movement, begin to hit the pockets of major Japanese brands.
Why Hasn't the ASEAN Economic Community Benefited From the US-China Trade War?
July 19, 2019

Why Hasn't the ASEAN Economic Community Benefited From the US-China Trade War?

By Shah Suraj Bharat
The AEC has missed a golden opportunity to accelerate its stated ambitions.

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